Chocolate Slabs And Keeping It Simple?

Chocolate Slabs And Keeping It Simple?

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. ~ Philip James Bailey Do You Keep Things Simple Or Keep Adding Layers in the Hope of Getting Greater Clarity or a Better Picture? Four years  ago yesterday I was told I had 25% chance of recovery from an autoimmune disease that went rogue and caused a total kidney failure. Today I feel so blessed that I have healed and my kidney function is back higher than the renal specialist told me it would ever be. So time for some celebration. I planned to paint a picture to celebrate my life I started the day by staying in bed with me time, meditating, reading, ACIM, morning pages, journaling and I drew a card that delighted me. Note the words on the card: “As you honor and follow the guidance of your heart, prosperity is coming to you now.” I have been opening my windows to prosperity to allow myself to be more open to receiving. Looks like my gremlins had others ideas today! I had my to love list written out, the painting being paramount. Somehow yesterday didn’t go as planned and little of my love list got done. I didn’t get to paint until after dinner. Tiredness had set in and I knew I must listen to my body. As I painted the heart above, I allowed the brushes to guide me. I had had an image of hearts and fireworks that I would paint. This was not what my heart had in mind. As I washed my brushes I thought I will complete this tomorrow, I saw the painting as incomplete. I posted Heart 177 of my 365 day...
100 Days Of Heart Whisper Paintings

100 Days Of Heart Whisper Paintings

What do you do each day that keeps your heart in touch with your creative spirit? I have continued my daily 10-15 minutes of painting each day since I completed my 10 x 10 series back in January. I love it. Usually I do it when I first wake- It is like a morning meditation and sets the tone of the day well Four Years ago Angela Artemis gave me a prescription and I started painting on paper, something I hadn’t done for years.  I painted for 21 days and shared each one here on the blog. Painting then became part of my healing journey and the birth of the Heart Whisper Weekly Ezine.  Then I set myself a goal to paint 45 hearts.  This was prescription 1 Painting then became part of my healing journey and the birth of the Heart Whisper Weekly Ezine.  Then I set myself a goal to paint 45 hearts.  My 100 Heart Project was inspired by Melissa Dinwiddie.  After I finished my 10 x 10 project I painted for 2 more days and then I declared to the Big Bold Creative Life Community that I was going to paint 100 hearts. I have been sharing them daily in our private group and last week I started to share them on my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter  pages. From tomorrow a heart whisper painting will appear daily here  on the blog. 100 is a lot of hearts, there have been days where I wonder what new will appear on the paper or do I have any more ideas and then as I let the brush...
The Art of Ritual: Creativity Day 6

The Art of Ritual: Creativity Day 6

Reigniting My Creativity Day 6: 10 x 10 Yesterday after finishing my Gift of Gratitude painting and blog post I drew my card for the day, The Altar Princess from The Wisdom of The Hidden Realms deck by Collette Baron-Reid which I manifested last year. I had started this morning ritual to reignite my creativity which I had put away for several months, not to mention the fact that I still keep much of my art hidden from the world. The survey I did last year told me what you, my community wanted and it was more of my art and more creativity and self- love. Creating  a daily ritual is feeding my creativity and raising my self-love as I am doing what brings me joy.  I know from the comments so far, you are delighted to be seeing more of my art. So today’s painting, which I have just called  Open Your Heart to Love, flowed from my heart and the hearts emerged as I let the colors and paint flow onto the paper. The words Open Your Heart To Love  came to me as I was writing.  Yes That was the message I was given many years ago now that I am finally embracing. I am so happy that I have reignited my creative spirit by adding this ritual to my daily morning practice. A good habit the Art of Ritual. What daily rituals do you have that maybe even open your heart to love ? with love and gratitude from my ♡ to yours ♡ Listening to the whispers of your heart brings ♥More FUN ♥...
Reigniting My Creative Spirit

Reigniting My Creative Spirit

Creativity is the door that opens my heart and listens to the whispers of my soul”.-Suzie Cheel  There Was Something Missing In My Life….. I had let my creativity have a holiday that was too long. I realised that I had only painted twice since before we moved, so that was from back in November.  That was so there were new hearts for the HeART Whisper weekly inspiration. I had stopped feeding my creative self! When I do this I know I am not being honest with myself, I become disorientated, overwhelm floods in, as does self doubt. I start questioning what I am doing. The exercise of creating is crucial to my self love and to creating the life I truly love. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”― Bob Marley Click To Tweet I discovered that what I love about me is my creativity ~ my art  and my cooking and that truly does fulfil me. So What Stops ME? The FUD factor! Fear, uncertainty and doubt seemed to have come to visit again.  I was allowing myself to doubt my ability. Then I created a releasing meditation for myself  and immediately felt the fog lift. Out of the blue I was given the gift of a scholarship to Melissa Dunwiddies  Your Big Bold Creative Life Academy.  The planets were aligning.  I am excited and will be immersed for the next 12 weeks in really bring my creativity boldly to the fore. I now have the joy of immersing myself in my creativity and have started a 1010 day morning painting practice, that has me jumping out of bed and heading...
Creativity, Color and Chakras

Creativity, Color and Chakras

7 Days of Creativity:  A Painting Meditation Don’t you just love it when the universe opens up an opportunity that you heart has been desiring? My creativity had been on holiday for too long.  Somehow I wasn’t being drawn into my studio to allow my creative heart to open. That happened for me last week.  My creative heart was calling to be untapped and have some fun.  Sometime I need to external prompting to get restarted. I opened an email from Whitney Freya announcing her  21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge . Ideal timing for me. I had played in this challenge back in February and loved it. Plus a great way to start the day and meditate. Plus my studio was not inviting me in, the table I paint on was covered with layers of stuff! Great reason to clean and clear and treat myself  to some new watercolors and a watercolor book just for the meditation. Today I am sharing my week of painting . It’s fun, if you are inspired come and join in  check out Whitney’s 21 Day Painting Meditation Challenge My creative heart opens wide, brings peace and allows love in ~ Suzie Click To Tweet The first week has been all about the chakras starting on day 1 with the color red and the base chakra Day 2 was orange and the Sacral Chakra   Day 3 The colour yellow and the 3rd chakra   Day 4 Green and the heart chakra Day 5 Blue and the throat chakra Day 6 Indigo and The Third Eye Day 7: The magenta color that is often associated with our crown chakra. Creativity is the door that opens my heart...